Impromptu, S191ii

composer
1872

 
The Impromptu, has a second version, curiously entitled Nocturne, but the changes are slight, and, frankly, do not improve upon the original score which is recorded here. One of a number of isolated pieces which Liszt composed for his friend, the Baroness von Meyendorff, the Impromptu stands on the threshold of the extraordinary avant-garde world of Liszt’s final years, and, although the piece is cast in F sharp, there is a colourful ambiguity in some of the harmonic movement.

from notes by Leslie Howard 1988

Recordings

Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 2 – Ballades, Legends & Polonaises
CDA66301
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
CDS44501/9899CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Liszt: Piano Music
LISZT12CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Details

Track 6 on CDA66301 [2'59]
Track 6 on CDS44501/98 CD12 [2'59] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Track 8 on LISZT1 CD2 [2'59] 2CDs Super-budget price sampler Deleted

Track-specific metadata for LISZT1 disc 2 track 8

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-88-30106
Duration
2'59
Recording date
10 February 1988
Recording venue
St Peter's Church, Petersham, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 12 Track 6
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
  2. Liszt: Piano Music (LISZT1)
    Disc 2 Track 8
    Release date: August 2001
    Deletion date: July 2010
    2CDs Super-budget price sampler Deleted